Criteria, a market-leading SaaS people analytics platform, announced today that it has acquired Australian-based Alcami Interactive, an on-demand video interviewing platform. There has been a substantial increase in demand for advanced video interviewing since the beginning of 2020, and Criteria will offer its 4000+ customers Alcami’s video interviewing service through its platform. Alcami will also offer Criteria’s portfolio of assessments to its APAC customers. Criteria plans to fully integrate the companies in 2022.
“It’s no secret that the rise of remote work has created increased demand for video interviewing tools,” said Josh Millet, founder and CEO of Criteria. “Our own benchmark report identified a 159% increase in video interviewing after COVID-19 hit, and many of our customers have asked us for a video interviewing solution. After an extensive market review, we are confident that we’ve selected the best video interviewing solution in the market today. What we love about Alcami is that they built their technology with priorities that mirror ours: creating a user-friendly interface that caters to an outstanding candidate experience, and building advanced functionality around diversity and inclusion. We believe Alcami will complement our pre-hire assessment portfolio and will enable us to add even more value to our customers’ hiring process by enabling structured interviews, which research shows work much better than unstructured ones.”
Alcami has a unique technology that drives an outstanding customer and candidate user experience, advanced functionality around diversity and inclusion, and the ability to cater for both pre-recorded and live structured video interviews. The company was founded on the belief that the hiring process could be made much better for both the employer and the candidate, and that smart technology could help employers make smart hiring decisions.
“We were particularly impressed with the experience of Alcami’s amazing team, the strength of their client base, revenue pipeline, recent growth, scalability, and the potential to integrate their technology into the Criteria platform in the future,” said Millet. “We also have strong alignment in our values, purpose, and culture.”
“Every entrepreneur looks for that one defining moment to dramatically change the course of their company and enable it to rise to the next level of performance,” said Jane Bianchini, Founder & CEO of Alcami Interactive. “That opportunity was evident when we were introduced to Criteria. The unwavering commitment to evidence-based recruitment from the Criteria team is the perfect complement to extend our purpose – to help organizations connect with their diverse candidate base for a positive impact.”
This milestone follows Criteria’s acquisition of Australian-based Revelian, a leader in game-based assessments, in early March of 2020. Criteria will continue to expand its international presence by offering a pipeline of new platform functionality and product offerings throughout 2021 and beyond, including an expansion into post-hire solutions for customers globally.
Criteria is a Los Angeles-based assessment company dedicated to helping organizations make better talent decisions using objective, multidimensional data. By combining leading-edge data science with rigorous validation backed by I/O psychologists, we provide the most precise assessments available. Our suite of assessments is the most comprehensive on the market, covering aptitude, personality, emotional intelligence, and more to provide the most robust picture of talent. Since launching in 2006, our assessments have been administered more than 25 million times through our user-friendly platform.
ABOUT ALCAMI INTERACTIVE
Alcami Interactive is a next generation Digital Video Interviewing platform which replaces early stage candidate screening with video, helping enterprises gain a competitive advantage in the ever-changing talent landscape. Our purpose is to help organisations make meaningful connections with their diverse candidate base for positive impact. We deliver world-first diversity and inclusion features, helping organizations to drive merit-based, fair and objective screening practices. We are known for our pursuit to assist evaluators minimise their biases without dehumanising the recruitment process.